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Congenital Heart Diseases

Congenital Heart Diseases



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Published by: Bryan Mae H. Degorio on Jul 31, 2009
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Problems with Gas TransportBy:Bryan Mae H. Degorio, BSN,RN
Congenital Heart Diseases2 CLASSIFICATIONS
Acyanotic type- there is shunting of blood from theleft side of the heart to theright side of the heart- there is no abnormal connectionbetween pulmonary andsystemic circulation- the connection within the heartchambers forces blood to fromthe arterial (left) to thevenous (right) side of the heart,where it is reoxygenated
- if left untreated, it will lead to heartfailure- Signs of Left-sided Heart Failure:a. Feeding difficulty - usually the firstsign because of easy fatigabilitywhen sucking or feedingb. Pallorc. tachypnea or rapid breathing

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